News from the WWU Industrial Design Program 2015
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Best in the West!

WWU ID senior of the year, Mauricio Romano, wins the IDSA Western Student Merit Award 2015 , beating the best seniors from the entire Western US! He was judged against talented students from Art Center, CCA, Arizona State, CSU-Long Beach, U of Oregon and U of Washington. Mauricio is now working at Astro Studios.

Imbue Tea Vessel raises over $360,000 on Kickstarter

WWU Industrial Design students design the Imbue Tea Infusing Vessel and raise over $360,000 on Kickstarter!  Dan Taylor, Ashkon Nima and Leah Cohen-Sapida have partnered with Linquisitive to fullfill this massive order.  Vessels are expected to ship in January.

Senior Exhibition “Vanity” at TEAGUE

Our class of 2015 filled the TEAGUE studio with designs about vanity.  Stools, vessels, grooming and other personal items were designed as a consistent design language.  See the photo album here.

Outdoor Furniture Design Project with Architectural Elements

New designs for public spaces by the Junior ID studio students teaming up with Architectural Elements. Many of their designs are in production and installed, such as Emma Nestvold's S-Bench (above) and Zak Basher's picnic table which can be found in the Barkley Village of Bellingham. See the photo album here.

User Experience Design Project with Microsoft

The UX Design minor is a new multidisciplinary program at WWU, a collaboration between industrial design, graphic design, psychology, and computer science.  The students from each discipline takes courses in the other three fields, and then they come together for the capstone project.  Last fall they worked together to tackle problems with collaboration in the cloud. UX designers at Microsoft were mentors and advisors throughout the project. 

Help Us Make Western ID even Better

We can use your help!  Your tax-deductible donation to the ID program can help us buy software updates (for example, Keyshot costs us $2000 per year), new equipment like Wacom Cintiqs, 3D printers, scanners, or new studio furniture.  Just go to this link and specify the Industrial Design Program.

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